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Gerardo Reyes

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Stop the Chipocrisy, start working with the CIW in a real, verifiable, and respectful partnership for human rights in your tomato supply chain — now!

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Trader Joe’s and CIW sign  Fair Food agreement! For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 9, 2012 Contact:Gerardo Reyes, CIW(239) 657-8311gerardo@ciw-online.org Alison Mochizuki, Director Public Relations, Trader Joe’s(626) 599-3779amochizuki@traderjoes.com Monrovia, CA/Immokalee, FL — Trader Joe’s and the (CIW) announced today that they have signed an agreement that formalizes the ways in which Trader Joe’s will work with the CIW and Florida tomato growers to support the CIW’s Fair Food Program. The Fair Food Program is a groundbreaking approach to social responsibility in the US produce industry that combines the Fair Food Code of Conduct – a set of labor standards developed in a unique […]

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Fair Food Festival Community/Farmworker Alliance New York, New York

This past Saturday, Fair Food activists gathered for the family-friendly Fair Food Festival in Brooklyn, NY, an all-day event sponsored by a number of local organizations, including the indomitable Community/Farmworker Alliance.

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Harvesting Hope/Pennies For Publix Photo report November 15, 2010

Harvesting Hope/Pennies For Publix Photo report November 15, 2010

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“Farmworker Freedom March”

Immokalee, FL (April 14, 2010) – A caravan of farmworkers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) – an internationally-recognized human rights organization based in Immokalee, FL – and hundreds of consumers from across the country will march for three days from Tampa to Lakeland on April 16-18 to demand that Publix join a growing partnership among farmworkers,

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’09 Food Justice Delegation

2009 Food Justice Delegation to Immokalee

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Press Release: Whole Foods Markets Signs Agreement with CIW

Whole Foods Market Signs Agreement with the (CIW) to Support “Penny-per-Pound” Tomato Program in Florida

Company Also Exploring Program to Help Guarantee Ethical Sourcing and Production in the U.S.

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CIW RECEIVES TOP INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR TACO BELL BOYCOTT!

On Wednesday, November 2, at a gala awards ceremony in San Francisco, Gerardo Reyes of the CIW received the 2005 Business Ethics Network (BENNY) Award in the name of the farmworker community in Immokalee that spearheaded the successful Taco Bell Boycott.

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The Palm Beach Post: Tomato pickers protest at Taco Bell

By Scott McCabe, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Gerardo Reyes stood outside Taco Bell, worlds away from the Mexican chili fields he picked as an 11-year-old, but still in the middle of his life-long struggle. Reyes and a dozen tomato pickers marched outside the fast-food restaurant in suburban West Palm Beach, asking for a raise to the 40 cents they make for every 32-pound bucket they pick. That’s about $7,500 a year. “The exploitation will continue for many more generations if we don’t do something now,” Reyes said through an interpreter. “What’s happening in the sweatshops is happening in South […]

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